Fête de la Madeleine

Châteaurenard - Provençal Tradition - Du 4 au 9 août - Free

The origins of Mary Magdelene’s cart are entirely Provencal. In the middle ages, carts drawn by draught horses paraded around village streets to celebrate the completion of heavy work in the fields. It was to celebrate the development of irrigation in the region, giving rise to market gardening and fruit growing, that Mary Magdalene’s cart was created in the 17th century, and its has been paraded every year on the 1st Sunday in August since then.
For the entire festival period, bull running, Camargue bull games, a fairground, drinks stands, exhibitions, etc.

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided by OT Châteaurenard

Nearby

  1. Sur La Place

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  2. Luberon

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  3. Office de Tourisme de Noves

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  4. Mas De Rey

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Where to stay

Le Vieux Figuier
Holiday rental

Le Vieux Figuier

Châteaurenard

Air conditioned attic apartment on the 1st floor of the hosts' villa, 1km from the centre of Châteaurenard in very quiet area. Living room with 1 sofa bed (TV and DVD player), kitchen (oven and microwave). Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 baby cot. Connected bathroom with WC. Linen provided on…

Mme et M. Jackie et Jean-Paul Blanc
B&B

Mme et M. Jackie et Jean-Paul Blanc

Noves

Declaration in Mary the 25.10.07

Studio piscine St Anne
B&B

Studio piscine St Anne

Châteaurenard

Studio jouxtant la maison du propriétaire. 1 GL et 1 petit superposé. Piscine à partager avec le propriétaire, transats. Cour. Parking privé.

La Sousto
Holiday rental

La Sousto

Châteaurenard

At the south of Avignon, accommodation adjoining the owners'home, ideal for a couple who wish to discover the region. Gite G404 on-site. Groundfloor : large kitchen/dining area looking onto the courtyard of the gite, microwave, wahsing-machine, living-room with TV/DVD with a sofa, 1 bedroom with…

L'oustaou De Poupaille
Holiday rental

L'oustaou De Poupaille

Noves

Provençal house next to hosts' home in the countryside in the heart of an orchard. Living room. Equipped kitchen (freezer) 3 bedrooms with 3 double beds and 2 single beds. Each has its own bathroom and toilet. Terrace with furniture and barbecue. Sheets provided. Located 12 km from Avignon and…

Villa Capucine
Holiday rental

Villa Capucine

Châteaurenard

Villa fraîchement rénovée en campagne et pourtant à deux pas des commerces et proche du centre-ville. 3 chambres avec chacune salle d'eau et wc. Maison très lumineuse et très confortable. Grand jardin cloturé avec une piscine chauffable de 5x11. Espaces ombragés et aménagés.

Auberge de Noves
Hotel

Auberge de Noves

Noves

Located halfway between Avignon and the Alpilles, this 19th-century manor with an adjoining chapel houses 19 rooms + 4 prestige apartments / junior suites. The property covers over 10 acres with private walking trails. Outdoor heated pool. 18 hole golf courses nearby. Tennis court. Bicycles…

La Rociera
B&B

La Rociera

Châteaurenard

In a guest house where nature, silence and discretion are assured. Spacious with shower, private lounge and terrace. Separate entrance, private parking, 4.5 x 9.5 m swimming pool. Bicycles. Extra children's bed available.

Mas Le Cardinal
B&B

Mas Le Cardinal

Châteaurenard

En campagne, 1 suite, comprenant 1 chambre double + mezzanine avec GL. Salle de bains privative. Lit d'appoint supplémentaire pour un enfant, sur demande. Cour, jardin, petite terrasse.

Things to do

Couleurs de Provence
Craftsman

Couleurs de Provence

Châteaurenard

Vente et location de costumes d'Arlésienne, confection sur mesure, accessoires, idées cadeaux et artisanat, avec de nombreux partenaires locaux. Bougies, ferronnerie, bagagerie, bijoux, cosmétiques au lait de jument de Camargue...

Village de Noves
Site

Village de Noves

Noves

This small village on the Durance Plain was fortified in the 14th century and is bursting with character. In this village, the home of Laura de Noves whom Petrarque sang about in his 'Canzionere', visitors can admire the Romanesque Saint Baudile church, the 12th and 14th century ramparts, Notre…

EURL Michel Tessier
Craftsman

EURL Michel Tessier

Châteaurenard

Création et ventes d'objets de décoration en inox brossé. Thèmes : Provence, Camargue, contemporain

Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence
Museum

Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence

Châteaurenard

Au sommet de la colline du Griffon se dresse le château féodal des XIIIème et XVème siècles. Classée monument historique, cette ancienne forteresse des Comtes de Provence est restaurée et entretenue régulièrement. Les visites guidées des différentes salles aménagées, permettent de…

Le Rucher d'Aurillac
Producer

Le Rucher d'Aurillac

Châteaurenard

Miel de lavande, châtaigner, garrigue... Bougies en cire d'abeille, propolis.. Vente à la propriété et sur le marché de Châteaurenard le dimanche

Eglise Saint Baudile
Monument

Eglise Saint Baudile

Noves

The present church is known to be built on the site of a Roman place of worship. The first Christian chapel was built there in the 10th century. All that remains of the 12th century Romanesque church is the semi-circular apse, followed by a window surmounted by a cupola which supports a bell…

Bougies de Provence
Craftsman

Bougies de Provence

Châteaurenard

Fabrication de bougies, photophores, lampes personnalisables. Utilisation de matières premières françaises (mèches, paraffine, parfums de Grâce. Visite de l'atelier sur rendez-vous. Vente à l'atelier et sur le site internet.

Musée des outils agraires
Museum

Musée des outils agraires

Châteaurenard

In the heart of this old centre located in a house made of exposed stonework, the Museum of Agricultural Tools recounts the development of agriculture in our region thanks to irrigation. Visitors can discover a varied collection of restored old tools used for growing cereals, vines and…

Mart'cano
Craftsman

Mart'cano

Châteaurenard

Artiste peintre, sculpteur, graveur. Création de mobilier artistique, pièces uniques. Ateliers de gravures et d'arts plastiques. Se familiariser avec les différentes techniques de la gravure. Gravure sur métal. Monotype. Eau forte. Aquatinte, Carborundum. Pointe sèche. Lino gravure. Stages…

Where to eat

Le Central
Cuisine de Provence

Le Central

Châteaurenard

Located on the main road through the town, Le Central offers traditional cuisine from our wonderful region; dishes are prepared with produce from the market, which are served in the restaurant itself or on its shaded patio. It received the distinction of Maître Restaurateur in 2010. Closed on…

Auberge de Noves
Food guide restaurant

Auberge de Noves

Noves

This is one of those pearls hidden deep in Provence: a pretty, peaceful residence, an aristocrat of this welcoming and generous countryside, between Alpilles and Luberon, in 15 hectares of wooded grounds. Three generations of the Lalleman family have held this restaurant since 1955 within walls…

Le Mas de l'Echanson
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas de l'Echanson

Châteaurenard

The setting: a renovated farmhouse. The team: a renowned chef and sommelier. One undeniable fact: the clients just keep coming back to sample the saffron-dusted mussels and finger-rolls with butter blended with raw vegetables, trilogy of aubergines, nectarine-crusted duck fillet and lavender…

LE PRE GOURMAND
Food guide restaurant

LE PRE GOURMAND

Eyragues

It was quite a challenge setting up in the middle of a field! But Christine Fare and Patrick Léonce did it, transforming the ancient family-owned sheepfold into a contemporary-style restaurant set under a cedar timber frame. Christine Fare takes care of the service while Patrick Léonce works…

Le Bistrot Provençal
Table 13

Le Bistrot Provençal

Châteaurenard

Including both the likes of Comté fritters and veal blanquette, this menu tells the story of a family of restauranteurs from the Jura region. The Pacaud family upped sticks and settled in the south, in search of sunshine and old-style bistro food. Expect home-cooked, traditional dishes that bare…

Inspirations

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The Sun

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